For Those in Peril
United Kingdom | 2013 | 93 minutes | Paul Wright
An atmospheric and dreamlike story of survivor’s guilt gone unchecked. Aaron, the sole survivor of a deadly wreck, is plagued by hazy recollections of the event and by his village’s cultural superstition and seafaring folklore.
May 26, 2014
AMC Pacific Place 11
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May 28, 2014
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival
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Set in a picturesque Scottish fishing village, For Those in Peril shares the story of Aaron, a young man who can’t quite find his place in his community. He’s the lone survivor of a mysterious fishing accident that left five men dead, including his older brother. While his mother grieves the loss of a son, Aaron attempts to lead a normal day-to-day life despite his earth-shattering loss. Left without any memory of what happened and plagued by his village’s cultural superstition and seafaring folklore, Aaron must combat his solitary grief and survivor’s guilt, and ultimately prove that he is not to blame for the accident. Refusing to let go of the hope that his brother is still alive, Aaron dedicates all of his efforts to recovering his brother and delivering payback to the “devil in the sea” that attempted to take away everything that ever mattered to him. With a tour-de-force performance by George Mackay and harkening a bold new voice from debut director Paul Wright, this fable of grief and belief is eerie, primal, and strikingly gorgeous.
Paul Wright's first short film was Hikikomori, which won the Scottish BAFTA for Best New Work followed by a BAFTA nomination in 2007 for Best Short Film and won Best Drama Award at the Royal Television Society Awards (2007). In 2008 he made Believe, which won the Golden Leopard for Best International Short Film at Locarno (2009), as well as major awards at Winterthur and Leeds International Film Festival. His next short, Photos Of God, was selected for the 2010 Berlin Film Festival. Paul’s graduation film, Until The River Runs Red, won the BAFTA for Best Short Fiction Film in 2011. For Those In Peril is his debut feature.
|Principal Cast:||George Mackay, Michael Smiley, Kate Dickie, Nichola Burley|
|Running Time:||93 minutes|
|Producer:||Mary Burke, Polly Stokes|
|Website:||Official Film Website|
|Awards:||British Independent Film Awards 2013 (Best Debut Director), Stockholm Film Festival 2013 (Best Actor)|
|Filmography:||Debut Feature Film|
|US Distributor:||Random Media|
|International Sales:||Protagonist Pictures|